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Sit back and enjoy a few hours of assured relaxation and harmony listening to the ever popular masterpieces of famous composers in the splendidly festive atmosphere of a full house.“ Read more …
Eva-Maria Hohenfels

This has always been the key motivation behind the series of POPULAR CONCERTS founded by Prof. Victor Hohenfels and his wife Eva-Maria 60 years ago.
From the very beginning, these concerts have always attracted such large audiences that it has been possible to stage them without any subsidies or grants whatsoever over the past 60 years. Today these popular concerts presented in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall contribute in no small part to making the German capital the major centre for the performing arts that it is. Over 3,5 million concertgoers from Berlin and the whole world have attended these concerts over the past six decades.
The name of the series is simple and self-explanatory – in a subscription series of seven concerts a bill of fare of the most famous and popular works from the world of classical music is presented to the audience, grouped around themes such as „Symphonies of the World“, „Composer Portraits“ or „Classic and Romantic Masterpieces“.
The traditional concerts held over the Christmas season and Easter include such well loved evergreens as Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Beethoven’s Eroica, and Ravel’s Boléro, while New Year’s Day is reserved for Beethoven’s Ninth with its Ode to Joy final movement.
Berlin Symphony Orchestra with its Principal Conductor Stanley Dodds and all its other famous conductors and solists have performed since the very beginning in the marvelous auditorium of the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls with its unrivalled superb acoustic.
So why not come along yourself and experience the sheer magic our Popular Concerts have to offer.
We would be delighted to see you!

Bogdan Sikora and staff
Berlin Symphony Orchestra


Dear Concertgoers,

you are warmly invited to our CLASSICS FOR EVERYONE 60 YEARS ANNIVERSARY 2017/2018 concert season.



Once again, we would like to thank you, dear public, for your loyalty and for attending our concerts in such large numbers. In fact up to today over 3 million guests from Berlin, as well as from every corner of the world, have been our guests at CLASSICS FOR EVERYONE-POPULAR CONCERTS.

Our successful collaboration with members of the Berliner Philarmoniker will continue once more throughout the new season. It is always a great honour and pleasure for us to present several of these outstanding artists, soloists and conductors.

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Through this 60th anniversary we aim to honor the work of our founders, Mrs. Eva-Maria and Mr. Prof. Victor Hohenfels. For this special occasion we decided to present all Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9 symphonies in 9 concerts, which will naturally represent the whole season’s artistic focus.

These concerts are going to be entirely conducted by BERLIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’s Principal Conductor Stanley Dodds and reserved for top-class soloists.

World celebrated violin virtuoso Guy Braunstein will enchant you on February 2, 2018 with his „romantic jewels“.

„Classic meets Romantic“ on Febraury 10 and „Barock and Romantic Masterpieces“ on Febraury 17 are the titles referring to celebrated works from famous composers, conducted from Simon Rössler and Stephan Koncz, both members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

For the festive concert in honour of BERLIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’s 60th anniversary on March 10 under the baton of Principal Conductor Stanley Dodds, the highlight will be Beethoven’s famous „Eroica“. You are specially invited to attend this concert!

In occasion of „Memories of Astor Piazzolla“ on March 17 the pianist Gustavo Beytelmann will introduce you into the world of Argentinian Tangos.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, we present you two concerts in the Main Hall of Berliner Philharmonie: „Great popular masterpieces“, a fireworks of musical gems and the world’s best horn soloist, Radek Baborák, who will perform in the double role of soloist and conductor. In addition to this the outstanding opera concert „Virtuoso world of opera“.

During the concert „Haydn with humour“ on April 14 you will explore this side of „Papa Haydn“ together with the actor Thomas and his brother and conductor Andreas Wittmann. You are kindly invited to this encounter of music and literature.

The new Cello soloist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Bruno Delepelaire, will be heard in Beethoven’s „Triple concerto“ on April 28 in the main Hall.

The brilliant Closing Concert on June 9 with a rich list of famous works of history’s greates composers is a total „must“ for every classics lover!

We wish you an unforgettable experience with our Anniversary concert season of CLASSICS FOR EVERYONE in the Berliner Philharmonie.



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SA | 10.03.2018 | 8 pmGALA CONCERT 60 Years of SINFONIE ORCHESTER BERLIN * 60 years of Konzertdirektion Prof. Victor HohenfelsPhilharmonie of Berlin | Great Hall | SERIES B BEETHOVEN CYCLE

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SA | 17.03.2018 | 8 pm„Remembering Astor Piazzolla...“Philharmonie of Berlin | Small Hall | SERIES S SPECIAL CONCERTS

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GALA CONCERT 60 Years of SINFONIE ORCHESTER BERLIN * 60 years of Konzertdirektion Prof. Victor Hohenfels

Philharmonie of Berlin | Great Hall | SERIES B BEETHOVEN CYCLE

SA | 10.03.2018 | 8 pm

Egmont Overture

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor

Symphony No. 3 E-flat major “Eroica”


Conductor: Stanley Dodds, Principal Conductor

Piano: David Kaplan

„Remembering Astor Piazzolla...“

Philharmonie of Berlin | Small Hall | SERIES S SPECIAL CONCERTS

SA | 17.03.2018 | 8 pm

„Remembering Astor Piazzolla…“

A tango concert with the legendary Piazzolla pianist, Gustavo Beytelmann


Conductor: Igor Budinstein

Violin: Oscar Bohorquez

Cello: Claudio Bohorquez

Piano: Gustavo Beytelmann

Clarinet: Wenzel Fuchs

Oboe: Monica Carrasco-Wittmann

Bandoneon: Michael Dolak

Presenter: Hans-Henner Becker


Philharmonie of Berlin | Small Hall | SERIES KLB

SA | 24.03.2018 | 8 pm

Weber: Freischütz Overture

Brahms: 2nd Piano Concerto in B flat major

Dvorak: 9th Symphony in E minor “From The New World”


Conductor: Christoph Koncz

Piano: Eloïse Bella Kohn

Virtouso World of Opera

Philharmonie of Berlin | Great Hall | SERIES E FROM OPERA, BALLET AND OPERETTA

Easter Sunday | 01.04.2018 | 4 pm

Virtouso World of Opera – an extraordinary opera concert

Carmen – Wilhelm Tell – Romeo and Juliet – Meditation from “Thaïs” Orpheus in the underworld – Paganini and much more…


Conductor: Stefan Johannes Walter

Soprano: Katarzyna Dondalska

Violin: Max Dodsky

Horn: Michelle Perry

Great masters-popular

Philharmonie of Berlin | Great Hall | SERIES D SYMPHONIC OF THE WORLD

Easter Sunday | 01.04.2018 | 8 pm

Mozart: Overture to „The Abduction from the Seraglio“

Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Sibelius: Alla marcia

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance

Dvorak: Humoresque op. 101 No. 7

Rosetti: 1. Horn Concerto in E-flat Major

Liszt: Les Préludes


Conductor and horn soloist: Radek Baborák

Violin: Martina Bacova


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„Kleine Philharmonie“

Wer Philharmonie sagt, meint in der Regel den Großen Konzertsaal in dem 1963 nach den Plänen von Hans Scharoun eröffneten Gebäude am Kemperplatz – einen immer noch ungewöhnlichen und einmaligen ...

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